Pratt Institute

Brooklyn, NY

Pratt Institute

Brooklyn, NY

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A worldwide reputation at Pratt Institute

With most of our programs ranked among the top 10 nationally, a worldwide reputation, and 93% of students employed within one year of graduation, it’s no surprise three out of four enrolled students say Pratt was their first-choice college.

Founded in 1887, Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, is recognized as one of the top five art, design, and architecture schools in the world. Over 25 majors and concentrations, a faculty of practicing professionals, and a beautiful, tree-lined 25-acre residential campus just 20 minutes from Manhattan make Pratt a top choice for gifted students across the globe.

Strong industry connections
Pratt’s 1,100 faculty members are successful practicing professionals who ensure the currency of the curriculum and connect students with internships—and often jobs. The network of jobs for graduates stretches across the country and around the world, reflecting Pratt’s vast alumni base of over 30,000 graduates. 

The Career Services Office provides students with online and in-person assistance for portfolios, résumés, interview skills, and the job search, listing hundreds of jobs online for the convenience of students and alumni.



#1 in New York and #2 in the nation for Design and Applied Arts | College Factual, 2019


#1 of 93 schools nationwide for Architecture | College Factual, 2018


#1 school for Fine Arts and Studio programs nationally | USA Today & College Factual, 2015


#1 of 217 colleges offering Design and Applied Arts programs | College Factual, 2018


#1 school for Art and Design majors on the mid-career salary of its graduates | PayScale, 2014


#5 of 50 colleges in the world for Art and Design | QS World University Rankings, 2017

Pratt Programs and Concentrations

Bachelor’s degrees
• Architecture (BArch)*
• Art & Design Education (BFA, BFA/MA)
• Communications Design (BFA)
   - Graphic Design
   - Illustration
• Critical & Visual Studies (BA)
• Digital Arts (BFA)*
   - 2D Animation
   - 3D Animation
   - Interactive Arts
• Fashion Design (BFA)
• Film (BFA)
• Fine Arts (BFA)
   - Drawing
   - Jewelry
   - Painting
   - Printmaking
   - Sculpture & Integrated Practices
• History of Art & Design (BA, BFA)
• Industrial Design (BID)
• Interior Design (BFA)
• Photography (BFA)
• Writing (BFA)

Associate degrees
• Building & Construction (AAS)
• Game Design & Interactive Media (AOS)
• Graphic Design (AOS)
• Graphic Design & Illustration (AAS)
• Illustration (AOS)
• Painting & Drawing (AAS) 

Bachelor’s degrees
• Construction Management (BPS, BS)* 

* Offered as a STEM program 

NCAA D-III Athletics
(Provisional member)
• Basketball
• Cross-country
• Equestrian—Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA)
• Indoor & outdoor track
• Soccer
• Tennis
• Volleyball

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “Pratt was an amazing, amazing experience in my life. We had top faculty who inspired us. I use the foundation that I received at Pratt, but I take it in many different directions.”

    • Samuel Botero, Interior Design
      Principal, Samuel Botero Associates
  • “All the professors are involved in projects, so they show you and talk to you about their experiences in the field. That makes you feel closer to reality to what’s going on out there, workwise and professionally. It’s an excellent experience.”

    • Jaime Ramirez ’19
      BPS Construction Management
  • Did I make the right move moving to the United States? What feels like a ‘yes’ is that I’m getting 100% out of Pratt.”

    • Calyn Pickens Rich ’20
      BFA Critical & Visual Studies